3. Taking Action: What you can do

This section introduces some of the ways that activists and others have worked successfully with local communities, engaged in policy processes or challenged the law, to effect positive change. You will find examples of different approaches and of what works and in what contexts.

Each approach is accompanied by a recent example as well as a list of practical tips or action points for anyone considering this approach. The ‘Inside Stories’ illustrate the challenges of carrying out this kind of work, from those with direct experience.